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Property Maintenance Operative Apprentice THE GOOD SHEPHERD TRUST

Good Shepherd Trust is seeking to appoint an ambitious, highly effective Apprentice Caretaker to join our Queen Eleanor's CofE Junior School based in Guildford. This scheme includes training in your Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative qualification.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The chosen candidate will be working alongside our current Caretaker, with full training and supervised by the school caretaker you will: 

  • Maintain the security of the premises by opening and closing gates, repairing doors, latches and fences, to maintain a safe environment.
  • Undertake daily and periodic cleaning of designated areas as directed to cover for any absence of the cleaner i.e. dusting, vacuuming, cleaning toilets, emptying bins, etc., to ensure a tidy environment is maintained.
  • Ensure outside areas are kept free from litter, sweeping leaves, emptying bins, etc. to maintain a clean and tidy environment. Gritting pathways in the winter.
  • Be responsible for chair and table arrangements for all school functions.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of cleaning materials and supplies (light bulbs, batteries, salt, etc.), to meet the school’s needs.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 2 Standard Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship 
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completing your apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity of full-time employment. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Creative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

A very warm welcome to the Good Shepherd Trust (GST) and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I joined the GST as CEO in February 2020 having spent over twenty-five years in education as a teacher, leader, headteacher and trust CEO. This is an exciting time for the GST as we further develop and strengthen our network of schools. The GST is a multi-academy trust serving 16 schools within the Diocese of Guildford across Surrey and Hampshire. Our trust comprises both primary and secondary schools, schools affiliated to the Church of England and others who are not. Our purpose is to grow and maintain a strong network of schools within a highly supportive and sharing network: we know that schools are better when they work together sharing common values and goals. Opportunities for staff development are a key priority for us - as a member of support staff, as a teacher, as a head teacher or as a local committee member you will have access to wide and varied professional development.




Queen Eleanors Rd, Guildford


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Training provider



Ifza Parvaz

01932 341416

Apprenticeship standard

Property maintenance operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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